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August 2, 2021

Which foam should I use for my project?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low-Density (LD)

High-Density (HD)

Stability Stable and resistant Even more stable and resistant than LD-foam
Flexibility Very flexible Still flexible, but less than LD-foam
Weight Light as a feather Light
Handling Easy to cut and to form with heat Easy to cut and to form with heat
Sandability Good sandability Very good sandability
Surface Fine pored surface Smoother surface than LD-foam
Best for …
  • Light and Medium Armor
  • Fitted armor
  • Fabric and leather imitation
  • Very small parts
  • Complex shapes
  • Organic shapes
  • Light, middle and heavy armor
  • Parts that are sanded into shape
  • Parts with metal-appearance or
    other very smooth surfaces
  • Helmets
  • Props / Weapons